The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for residents along the French Broad River at Blantyre, which affects Henderson and Transylvania counties, until early Monday morning.
The National Weather Service expects runoff from the heavy rains experienced over the past couple of days will result in the river remaining above flood stage. As of 8 am Friday, the river was at 17.8 feet, nearly two inches above flood stage, and minor flooding has already occured, according to the National Weather Service. They expect the river to rise to near 18.5 feet by early Saturday morning and then fall below flood stage early Sunday afternoon.
Water from the river is expected to cross over railroad tracks near Fodderstack Mountain Road and River Ridge Road.